Totem

Totem

A Poem by Chloe..Across the Universe

I have an arrow in my heart
it is pierced without jewelery
Cupid put it there

I asked, Cupid why did you shoot
this arrow into me, my heart
he said , it is your totem

But a totem comes from the
Native Americans we stole
this country from

Oh, but you are wrong
partially - you see
we are all the same

The same- yes, same
you, me a myth they say
the Native Americans

We are all the same and
the arrow is your totem
a totem of love

How can I love everyone, Cupid
how can I not hate those who
murder and abuse , those evil faces

Cupid had no answer , I had won
you will learn in time love is love
hate is hate

How profound said I
not without a hint of sarcasm
you will learn in time

So I took my totem had no choice
love was my calling in words, in voice
I love the ugly, lovely, strong, weak

I love the rich, the poor
black, white, yellow and brown
I love the ones who hate

As you see I learned what Cupid meant
love is love and hate is hate
the line is thin

The totem is mine I hold it dear
love is what fuels me
what makes me uniquely me

This totem of love
I cherish- hold dear
I learned the difference

Between hate and love

© 2011 Chloe..Across the Universe



Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
it is what it is - my totem is an arrow of love
of course i don't love the evil faces, hate though
I do not it will come to them in time - their totem is not
as strong as mine - an arrow dipped in love .

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you are such a story teller with your poems - the words and thoughts - it's all so interesting and you catch me early on as I glide down the page! what a poem this is - "my totem is love" - to learn the difference between love and hate - something we'll all come to! nice!

Posted 6 Years Ago


True love indeed asks no questions and demands no answers. It just is...What an amazing write Chloe.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Love stings like a shot through the...this Is a favorite nice!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Literally amazing and brilliant. I have always enjoyed your poetry when I have read it on here. You write so well, and I really enjoyed this poem. Your word choices are very good, and the flow is smooth. I don't see where I would improve upon it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


what an exceptional piece of writing...truly profound indeed! very creative.. this has great depth and great lines..excellent writing..

So I took my totem had no choice
love was my calling in words

love is love and hate is hate
the line is thin



Posted 6 Years Ago


As i read your words i longed for such a totem for each heart.. that all could experience this transformation... The news, how it pounds into me each night.. the hatred.. the endless fighting... A heart can long for such a thing.. and I always will. What a beautiful depth to your poetry.

Posted 6 Years Ago


That is so truly profound... it is a hard thing to not hate some people... it is that challenge to just tolerate those who are evil that strengthens our souls.

Posted 6 Years Ago


oh this is brilliant and holds such a profound message within it. I love the abstract and moving way you wrote this.
Awesome ending lines too!

Posted 6 Years Ago


amazing and clever write, mesmerizes the reader from jump street and throughout.
profound and compelling story of delicious content and relevant subject. awesome!

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR



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Sometimes i feel like an alien in a strange land..can you relate? I love people and friends are just that to me , friends-if you request me as a friend it would be nice if you read something I have .. more..

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